Awfully weak Ed.
Real simple - and they even biased the number in several ways against themselves.
Seriously, if Ford and Farley were writing it - it would show as 20 -35 % 'somehow'.
You know, something like 'fleet buyers in the last 10 days of March 2012' and that kind of ****.
Denominators taken from GM's December sales release. Includes any MYR. vehicle sold in CYR. 2012 ie any if applicable 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 MYR product sold.
Numerators taken from hybrid cars .coooom - may not be accurate and if so , more likely to be low.
One set of calculations for eAssist take rates are then -
LaCrosse 12,010 / 58,474 = 20.54 %
Regal 2,564 / 24,616 = 10.42 %
2013 Malibu Eco / 2011, 2012, 2013 Malibu in CYR. 2012 = 16,664 / 210,951 = 7.90 %
Take out the 2011 ( and earlier - if applicable ) Malibus and you'll break @ least 8.5 / 9.0 %.
Once again we can laugh our asses off at the spin doc assertion that pulling the 2013 Malibu ECO forward was anything less than a great move.
And for the non spin doc types who also don't think so - look how 'weak' Malibu would have been without it.
See, there is so much tord, foyota - bankster crap in the air - it's hard to see the real numbers and implications.
If they can package the battery outta' the trunk area - or just make the whole thing larger then a no brainer worth looking at is - make it the base PT which will go nicely with some of the things coming a little later.
And another thing.
Can't remember the terms nor any of the details including if produced and sold but ....what the hell is that GM 'micro' 'eAssist' 'like' system called ( not the older PU flywheel system ) intended for smaller products in developing markets ?????
Anyway, that and this eAssist and variations perhaps...... are such a smarter use of starter motor and alternator materials including rare earth - they could / and or perhaps should be standard thru out the industry on any ICE that would normally include a starter and alternator of some kind - including diesels, hydraulic hybrids etc etc.